North Carolina lawmakers have approved spending $180 million on a cancer hospital to be built by the University of North Carolina Health Care System, Chapel Hill. To become law, the bill requires the signature of Gov. Mike Easley. UNC said the seven-story North Carolina Cancer Hospital would replace a facility built in the 1950s and would house the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 39 centers nationally to receive the "comprehensive cancer center" designation from the National Cancer Institute. The hospital is scheduled to open by 2010. -- by Vince Galloro
N.C. cancer hospital advances through Legislature
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